Are pigs for you? Croft & Smallholder Practical Workshop (Skye) – Event Summary

1 August 2018

Take home messages for the participants:

  1. Assess whether your croft is suitable for pig keeping – be aware of shelter, water and neighbours
  2. Decide what type of pig keeper you want to be – breeder, finisher or both
  3. Look into the relevant legislation & rules
  4. Is there a gap in the market you can exploit? What is the USP of your business ‘your story’
  5. There is funding available to set up novel F & D businesses
  6. Use your contacts and experienced keepers as a source of stock and advice

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